Author Archives: Cathy

In a Vase on Monday: Sugar Rush

With sugary colours in mind, centred on Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’, I was contemplating including a rogue wallflower which I think was from a batch grown from seed some years ago. I remembered growing ‘Sugar Rush Purple’ and possibly others from … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Wisteria in Bud!

The buds on our wisteria are swelling nicely and in profusion…but sadly I am not the only one who has noticed, as you can see from the photo above… The blame rests, I am pretty sure, on the chunky shoulders … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Cheery

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In a Vase on Monday: Five Elegant Ladies Drop in for Easter

Just as I knew daffodils would appear in a Monday vase a few weeks ago, it was equally inevitable that there would be tulips in my vase today now that their season is just beginning to kick off. So here … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Damage Limitation

Thank you for all the comments about compost during the week; as with all garden problems, it is reassuring to know that many other bloggers have encountered poor quality compost at times too. Thankfully most of us in our blogging … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: End of March Views

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Busy, Busy

The garden seems to be buzzing with busy, busy bees, and the gardener is busy too. A useful couple of hours was spent digging out much of the wild garlic in the woodland, not a difficult task as the soil … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: a Little Love

Still reeling from the abundance of March blooms, it took me longer than usual to choose from amongst them for IAVOM. There were a number of options for teeny vases, but I was hoping for something bigger this week and … Continue reading

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March Blooms: Reelin’ and a Rockin for Six on Saturday

Once I began dipping my toes into the pleasant waters of the garden blogging community, some months after the blog was born, I quickly discovered and participated in various memes like Garden Bloggers’ Blooms Day, Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, End … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Cuckoo in the Nest

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